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virginia that, desperate search for survivors at the mine there. rescue workers are drilling holes into the upper big branch mine to try and ventilate the area where the four missing workers may be trapped right now. it could take up to 12 hours to get that air in. norah o'donnell is in montcoal west virginia this morning. what's the latest on the efforts to try to reach survivors if there are any. >> good morning. the good news is that the drilling has begun. they're going to go down some 1100 feet in order to try to reach four miners still missing. the governor of this state tells meet odds are long that they'll be able to find those miners alive. they were searching for them late last night but they called off the efforts because they were concerned about dangerous methane levels. so as you pointed out, they're going to have to drill a hole down 1100 feet to release some of those gases before rescuers can go back in. listen to how governor mansion described to me what they're concerned about. >> methane levels got so high that it was unanimous they decided no bring them out beca
. first, a different health care bill was signed last month. not at the white house, but in virginia. virginia governor mcdonnell signed into law that bars the federal government forcing virginians to buy health insurance. he on the record about his state's battle against the federal government. you also have been the attorney general so you knee job pretty well. did you consult with the attorney general when he made his decision to file suit? >> i did. he advised me he had been doing the legal research over the last couple of months about this claim. and we both believed that individual mandate passed by the united states congress is not authorized under the commerce clause of the united states constitution. and so we think it is not a proper act on the people of virginia. we passed a bill during the course of this last general assembly session that went into effect to weeks -- two weeks ago tonight says it is not permissible to force the citizens of virginia to purchase health insurance under penalty of law. we've got standing under that new end actment that i signed today. that's
. in virginia, nothing on the camera is spotted. out of springfield to get to tysons, headlights to or the pentagon are good. back to you. >> thank you. >>> wall street reform will get a second look today on capitol hill after the gop dealt democrats a major setback. republicans blocked efforts to begin debate on overhauling the financial regulation system. democrats need 60 votes. they ended up three short. majority leader harry reid is expected to try to call a second vote later today. our top story, all eyes on goldman sachs. deguzman giant is facing accusations that it bet against the american people and turned a profit on the country's economic collapse. -- the investment giant. it's going to capitol hill today and expected to deny investor fraud. >> when the hearing gets underway later today we will expect to hear from the goldman sachs ceo lloyd blankfein. he will start by thanking taxpayers for the bank bailout, noting that goldman has paid back with interest. he could face tough questions from lawmakers. goldman sachs executives could face a grilling on the hill today. >
grumman is moving its headquarters from los angeles to the d.c. area. yesterday they chose virginia over maryland and d.c.. the exact site remains unclear. up to 150 new jobs in our area is what it will mean. >> last month's mass shooting in southeast d.c., police arrested 21-rolled jeffrey best. the police chief says this is the final arrest in the case. best is also charged in the mouth 27 shooting death of jordan howe. -- march 27 shooting. >>> we have exclusive video of the underwear bomber training in yemen. abdulmutallab deshawn firing weapons and should speaking in arabic about his impending attack. -- is shown firing weapons. more beginning at 7:00 this morning on that. >> who says you cannot fight city hall? the district dismissed 70,000 parking tickets in 2009. >> we will head back down south where the cleanup continues to day after the deadly twisters. >> first we will find out if any more severe weather is in the forecast. >> people are assessing damage after the deadly tornadoes that swept through the south. nearly 700 homes were damaged over the weekend in mississippi alone
george corley wallace. what the world needs now more of this talk, virginia's new republican governor bob mcdonnell has declared april to be confederate history month. to read his proclamation you would think the war was a joyous war of independence. great stuff all around. got overwhelmed by too much firepower up north. not a word about slavery being the issue or the election of abraham lincoln causing succession. former governor doug water of virginia says the confederate history month stuff is mind-boggling. we're going to talk about what just happened. >>> and will the real john mccain please stand up? he now says he's never considered himself a maverick. could someone please remind him he boasted about his maverick credentials throughout the entire 2008 campaign? we'll remind him tonight, go to the videotape. we're rounding up the mavericks tonight. >>> also, why is president obama having so much trouble winning over white-working-class americans? and how can he win a mandate in 2012 he can't do the job? we'll get to that one. >>> let me finish tonight with thoughts on p
in west virginia to eulogize the miners that perished. hello, i'm patti ann brown. >> i'm eric sean. >> vice president and state officials will be joining him to remember and honor those that died. the president is meeting privately with the mine's victim's family. president is expected to pay tribute by saying the miners died in pursuit of the american dream. we'll bring you the service as it begins in half an hour from now. >>> rescuers in western mississippi are scouring neighborhoods of splintered homes and uprooted trees looking for tornado survivors. yesterday a devastating twister sliced through the state killing ten people including two children and a three-month-old baby. 100 homes in yazoo county are severely damaged. mississippi governor haley barbour described it as utter obliteration and the tornado as enormous. yazoo city was hit the hardest where chris is right now. >> reporter: i want to explain to our viewers, here we are 24 hours after the twister touched down and they are still combing the area looking for victims. that is because there are parts of this state tha
let me bring in homer, a west virginia native, a former miner. he's written books, including the most recent "red helmet." he's joining me by skype. when you're looking at methane gas, these were changes made after the last big mining accident, have these safe rooms where people could go in, miners could go in, there would be oxygen, communications and water and keep them safe. apparently searchers went in and looked at one of these rooms and it was empty. how reliable is it to provide a safe place when miners are down there working in these sort of dangerous conditions? >> well, it's a great idea when it works. when you have as huge an explosion as this one, there's not an opportunity necessarily to get to one of these safe rooms or barricade yourself up. this was obviously a huge explosion that killed this many miners right off the bat. the four miners that were missing apparently were in the same area. so the energy that's involved with a blast like this possibly caused them not to be able to get anywhere. >> this apparently is a mine that is a nonunion mine. does that in
that other men turn into nasty, racist phone calls in the night. virginia celebrates the confederacy. that's also where we start tonight, with governor's bob mcdonnell's decision to declare april -- rob reagan, a former radio talk show host working on a book about his dad. and pat buchanan and msnbc analyst. start with what happened in minnesota today. it's an amazing event. we'll get to the confederate stuff later. what's going on? wooe going to show you right now. here's governor palin today with bachmann. these are fascinating political figures. very good on the stump. much more exciting than mitch mcconnell or john boehner. the so-called elected leaders of the republican -- here's the new star power of the republican party. let's watch, today. >> on the outside i am here to testify she is 20 times more beautiful on the inside. please help me welcome governor sarah palin. >> you know, pat, i think i had a small role here in hosting this program one day when michele bachmann came on and said we ought to have a media investigation for anti-americanism. you were here. out of that a caterpi
's with west virginia metro news. shawna, are you there on the scene? >> i'm in charleston. the cell service is so spotty at the scene itself, we are relaying information out as we can. >> yeah. i understand, it's a remote area. what's the latest? what are you learning there? >> reporter: you covered most of it. we learned within the past hour that 12 miners have been killed in this explosion. what mine officials are saying to us over and over again is that this is very much a rescue operation, not a recovery operation. they believe there are still 10 miners in that mine. and at this point, they believe they may have made their way to one of the two underground mine rescue chambers that are required after the sago mine disaster which was also in west virginia in a different part of the state. but they have signs and are hoping that mine rescue teams within the next several hours can make it to one of these chambers and will find the 10 miners, okay, inside. i know that this unfortunately happened, you covered this probably on several ocages in west virginia. what are the chances of finding t
virginia, our clergy is our grief counselors. we have, you know, these are tough people and they do it all. i don't know how to explain it. it's so different. the people, they're solid and they're coming together and they understand the depths of this. and family members, i told the family members, i said i know there's no use to tell you this, if you can go home and get some rest, i know they won't but if you need to change your clothes or whatever, you have a lot of information now until we get the first hole through to know what conditions we're dealing with and knowing that the rescue teams can go in or how quickly. so you're looking at maybe 12 plus hours for that. >> are any of the miners who got out still in the hospital? >> two. one in beckly and one in charleston. >> no one has briefed him yet. not that i know of. the only debriefing that's going on and the way that the four miners were identified is local rescuers who knew them. and people said, how come you haven't identified the other 14? there was a total of 18 unidentified. you identified four, why not the other 14? we had
of the miners in west virginia. >>> i'm jamie colby, the news continues with the latest from washington. have a good week. >>> a deadly twister sweeps through the deep south killing at least ten people. right now, rescue workers are coking through neighborhoods in mississippi looking for more victims. we'll go there live next. >>> and the media talking about goldman sachs making serious investments while the rest of the country was seeing jobs and their savings disappear. and a key pundit that is setting the republican talking points these days, is tea party a problem? live from the capital, the news starts right now. >>> utter obliteration, how the governor of mississippi is describing a deadly torn that i had that tore through his home city, yazoo, mississippi yesterday. it tore through 100 homes killing 13 people. >> we're told this could have been aef-4, and that means sustained winds topping 200 miles per hour. the national weather service has not confirmed that but crews are on the way to look at the damage like that behind me. this is what is left of hillcrest baptist church and walk,
of moments on the search for four missing miners in west virginia. families, holding on to hope for a miracle today. we're going to to look at the upper big branch mine, safety crews say crews are making some progress since monday's blast that killed at least 25. talking to someone about the risks they face in a moment stand by for that here. >>> in the meantime, there's new word of a major shift in foreign policy, reports say the white house is rewriting the document that identifies the biggest threat to national security, removing islamic references, including those that involve jihad and islamic extremism. that's an about face from the previous administration. good morning, everybody, i'm bill hemmer, welcome to america us -- to "america's newsroom". martha: that's going to get a lot of attention. good morning, bill, good morning, everybody at home, i'm martha maccallum, the obama administration has already sort of shunned the phrase the war on terror, so widely used burg the -- during the bush administration. sources say this new change in the language, wee moving that word, islamic, with
>>> plus, a scoop about ken cooccinelli, he said it was cost virginia $350 has turned out to be a fundraising ploy. we have the evidence. and we have the evidence that vladimir putin fears nothing, as long as anything scary is drugged and blow dried to look pretty before he has to face it. "the rachel maddow show" starts right now. >>> ready or not, here it might be. turns out they're going for immigration reform. yeah. the long-awaited yet largely unexpected fight to reform federal immigration policy is as of today unexpectedly upon us. the tick-tock of what led up to this is head spinning. last night president obama told reporters on air force one that congress probably lacked the, quote, appetite to take on immigration this election year. that comment from the president led to the broadly understood truth expressed by this completely conclusive associated press headline. it's not going to happen. immigration reform off the agenda, so says obama. this morning house minority leader john boehner, quote, there is not a chance that immigration is going to move through the co
in the confessional and, of course, in the zone. >>> virginia's republican governor has outdone himself. he thinks now would be the perfect time to honor the confederacy. the reverend jesse jackson will rip on that at the bottom of the hour. >>> plus, hannity and the huskies make a cameo appearance in the "playbook" section of "the ed show." stay with us. we're right back here on msnbc. be good to your heart? so is campbell's healthy request soup. low in fat and cholesterol, heart healthy levels of sodium, and taste you'll love. guy: mmmm! chef: we're kind of excited about it. announcer: campbell's healthy request. because with national, i roll past the counter... and choose any car in the aisle. choosing your own car? now that's a good call. go national. go like a pro. >>> it's going to take a miracle for rescuers to get to the four trapped west virginia miners and get them out alive. that mining company had thousands of safety violations over the years. this has me convinced we need an investigation into criminal negligence. i have a commentary next. is your fitness drink pure? ♪ this one is. ♪
on those subjects. >>> virginia's republican governor thinks he was widely insensitive for him to honor the confederate forces without noting that slavery was wrong. the head of the republican governor's association, haley barbour from mississippi says african-american outrage doesn't amount to diddley. >>> plus, al gore. yeah. should he be on president obama's short list for the supreme court? i think so. that's coming up in the "playbook." >>> this is the story that has me fired up tonight. it's the story about whether you really care about people or not. the republican party is filled with fiscally conservative frauds. the senate is back from their two-week-long vacation, spring break. the first order of business is a $9 billion extension of unemployment benefits. that really has effected over 200,000 americans who saw their benefits cut. senators have been, let's see, flying around the globe and eating in the best restaurants while the unemployed americans have had basically been shut out in the cold on this deal. at this hour the senate is trying to end the debate and give these fo
paul stevens announces his retirement -- who will present an obama named to replace him? >> virginia had been the capital of confederacy. >> confederacy history month in virginia. wasn't slaver worth a mention? >> slavery was the controlling and central issue and i don't know anyone with historical creance -- credence would differ with that? >> the united states has used nuclear-weapons only twice, against her were she not and nagasaki toward the end of world war ii. afterwards japan surrendered. once we have the bomb the soviets wanted one and the nuclear arms race was on. president obama announced he is reworking america's nuclear strategy, scaling back the role of nuclear weapons in the nation's defense and putting limits on when they can be used. in prague the president and his russian counterpart signed an agreement to cut their nuclear weapons by one-third over the next seven years. president obama is pledging not to go nuclear against countries will abide by the nuclear non- proliferation treaty if it -- even if they attack the u.s. with chemical or biological weapons. the pre
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is in montcoal, west virginia. she's been covering the story. norah, and good, we have your live shot up. any late information on the fate of the four? >> reporter: only that the news has gotten more grim overnight. a federal safety official saying the situation is dire. some of the rescuers had tried to go after those other four missing miners who are believed to be more than 1,000 feet under. but, of course, the rising methane gas levels made it very, very dangerous for them. so they decided to call off the search. they had hoped that some of those missing four miners had reached these air-tight chambers that are stocked with food and oxygen where they can survive for four hours. they made it to one of those air-tight chambers. nobody was there. they couldn't make it to the second air-tight chamber because, again, those rising methane gas levels just made it very, very dangerous. so they're saying the situation is dire. mika, i couldn't hear everything about the governor was saying. he's not far from where i am. but just to sort of recap, we learned overnight 25 dead. these additional 4 sti
that the abuse began around christmas and the boy had internal injuries. >>> a 16-year-old boy in virginia is suspected of possessing, reproducing, and distributing child pornography over the internet. a tip to the national center of missing and exploited children was given in february. >>> police hope that a second vehicle could provide new details concerning the murder of a popular dc principal. montgomery county police said that two suspects and two vehicles were likely involved in the murder of brian betts. a vehicle was detected around home around 12:13 last thursday morning. they're not describing the vehicle, but asking anyone with information to call police. >>> a military dog has gone missing for hours at dulles international airport but the dog somehow escaped from his great wednesday night and ended up on the tarmac. -- from his crate wednesday night and ended up on the tarmac. the doberman was spotted in a remote part of the airport. he is being trained to be a bomb dog. >>> coming up, all stark testimony at attacking trial in tennessee. sarah palin takes the stand. and should
people are dead after an explosion at a west virginia coal mine. joining us jeff jenkins. what is the latest? >> reporter: kevin strickland with the federal mine safety health administration and the state office of homeland security director have just briefed reporters down at the mining scene. they say the rescue efforts are continuing for the 19 unaccounted ford miners. they have hope maybe these miners have gotten into an underground emergency rescue chamber. you may remember after the sego disaster four years ago several new regulations went in. one required mines to have these rescue chambers. we've talked to a minor who works at this mine. they have the inflatable-type of chambers. if they were able to reach that, they would have 96 hours of oxygen. that would be great news if they were able to reach that right now search efforts continue to get into where the miners are. >> greta: do i understand from what you are saying that no contact has been made we don't know if they are alive or some? any noise at all from below that could be transmitted to the surface? >> reporter
carolina, ohio, tennessee, southwestern virginia, illinois, alabama and the western florida panhandle and reported activity with golf bail size hail in mississippi as well as into missouri. so you can just get that as a little bit of a feel for the potency for the storms and what has been going on with them. a lot of damage, power outages, as i mentioned. a lot of building damage as well in all of these areas. so a lot of reports that have to come through. as we take a look at true view, let's bring it closer to home. here is where we're seeing rain showers scattered throughout the area and we're expecting to see a little break in the action as we move into the morning hours, but late this afternoon things will change. let's take a look at my weather map. we are under a slight risk of severe weather today for our entire area. this stretches north of d.c. all the way to florida and we could see some pretty strong storms picking up this afternoon. we anticipate getting a little bit of a break in between the showers we're seeing this morning which could mean some sunshine which is only g
of confidence in the police, they say they just need help. >>> thousands of people gathered in west virginia yesterday to pay tribute to 29 coal miners killed in that explosion earlier this month. president obama promised their families that he would honor their sacrifice by improving safety in the mines. rachel martin has more. >> reporter: 29 crosses, 29 lights, commemorating 29 lives lost and remembered. ♪ stand by me >> reporter: both the president and vice president traveled to beckley, west virginia, to pay tribute to the miners lost in the april 5th tragedy. in a community service full of memories and music. ♪ o say can you see >> all that hard work, all that hardship, all the time spent underground, it was all for the families. and so these miners lived as they died. in pursuit of the american dream. >> reporter: hundreds of people have come here looking for words of comfort from the president. mostly they have come to comfort each other and to share their own stories of loss. jean cook lost her nephew adam morgan in the mine and pays tribute to him in her own way. >> how old was
." and the president is returning to the white house shortly in just a few minutes to speak on the west virginia mine tragedy and retirement. the latest on the president's upcoming nuclear summit from madeleine albright and bart stupak will be retiring from congress. is that a victory from sarah palin and the tea partiers? palin speaking live in new orleans a half hour from now. with their take on the republican leadership in the big easy, we'll have right here, bob shrum and patrick buchanan. >>> justice stevens announced his retirement in a letter to president obama. chief justice john roberts issued a statement saying that stevens quote, has enriched the lives of everyone at the court through his intellect, independence and warm grace. so, what kind of person will the president be choosing as his successor? joining me now, pete williams and savannah guthrie. we're beginning to hear marine one coming back to the south lawn from andrews air force base. first, to you, pete, we expected this announcement, but it is still a very big deal. this is the longest serving justice on the supreme court and lea
of those districts. john spratt has been forever in south carolina. in west virginia 1, there is william monahan. hopefully, we will get them -- we will get rid of them before november and not in november. we have two of the most obnoxious members of the congress. one person who has been particularly hostile to the tea party of movement is a freshman and a republican in this district is alan grayson in florida. [applause] since most of us are legally qualified to vote in nevada because we have been there so much, we have met a fabulous candidates, a doctor in nevada, who is running in nevada 3. we are really proud to endorse dr. joe hecht for congress. [applause] our final target list is another virginia race. the gerry connolly seems to find troubling replace he turns. it would be good to change the ethics of the 11th congressional district of virginia. [applause] as i said earlier, we have to remember to reward our friends who we have endorsed. republicans who have stood for the tea party movement from the beginning, tom mcclintock in california 4 and the representative from georgia 6.
of a deadly mine explosion in raleigh county, west virginia. at least six people are confirmed dead. roughly two dozen miners are still trapped. we'll follow the breaking story and bring you updates throughout this hour on msnbc. >>> coming up, michael steele threw down the race card today and the white house is calling his bluff with a great comment. the reverend al sharpton will be here to break it down at the bottom of the hour. >>> plus, tiger is taking augusta by the tail. he was one smooth operator today in front of the reporters. he was a standup guy, i thought. staring down questions about performance-enhancing drugs and all of his personal issues. we'll get to that with steven a. smith tonight. he'll be here to see if he made the cut, that's coming up in the "playbook." >>> and a red state hater crash burns in the "zone." you won't want to miss this one. flirting with the taliban. what's that all about? stay with us. ♪ well, look who's here. it's ellen. hey, mayor white. how you doing? great. come on in. would you like to see our new police department? yeah, all right. this way. a
that democrats chances of winning the states they won last time, surprise states, north carolina, virginia, how did they do in florida eventually? three states. they have a southern strategy. i was talking to dan rather this weekend. he thinks there's a southern strategy afoot in the republican party. they're going to begin their campaign for 2012 by locking up the solid south again on the right. >> first thing declare confederate heritage month. >> don't mention slavery when do you it. >> all part of this is effort to just solidify the south as your beginning block to bring down obama. take away florida. take away north carolina. take away virginia. move north. >> uh-huh. >> that's been the republican strategy for a generation. it began with this group, by the way, that first met in 1969. the southern republican leadership conference. that's really where it began with a guy named clark read, a mississippian who is still there and very enthusiastic, by the way, about the republicans' chances this year. >> he's still there? >> very much so. >> a young party. they seem to be the heart of the repu
safety today in the wake of the deadly explosion in west virginia. congress is going to decide whether safety laws need to be strengthened. noticeably absent today, anyone from massey energy, the company that owns the upper big branch mine where 29d miners were killed. well, that huge oil leak from the deadly explosion off an off-shore oil rig covers a whopping 1800 square miles. take a look at this photo from nasa. and you can see the oil spreading through the gulf of mexico. crews are using robotic subs trying to cut off an estimated 42,000 gallons escaping below the surface per day. communities picking up the pieces after more than 50 tornadoes tore across the country this weekend. check out this amateur video of a tornado in yazoo city, mississippi. cleanup under way there after 17 counties affected. close to 1,000 homes destroyed by the homes. volunteers across the state and alabama helping with recovery efforts and debris removal. a new york family is opening up about their heartbreak after their son is killed in afghanistan. army ranger jason santora was killed friday as he hero
for political gain. the interview tonight is dnc chairman tim kaine of virginia on the democratic game plan for november's election. >>> the great state of oklahoma has decided it wants to compete with virginia and arizona for putting the biggest exclamation point on the rollback of its citizens' rights, and the legalize it crowd falls victim to republican voter registration fraud in california. dude. think they'll try to find a way to blame this on a.c.o.r.n. too? "the rachel maddow show" now with 100% more snack craving and uncontrollable giggling. it starts right now. >>> i have a snuggy. what about it? don't be a hater. i also have a hot pocket. good to go for my late night snack. hang on a second. so the united states senate was supposed to have this all night vote tonight. all day senate democrats threatening to hold votes around the clock all through the night to get wall street reform moving forward. for three days in a row now, republicans have been filibustering wall street reform. and it was all going to come to a head tonight. all night votes, a slumber party in the united state
forced to pull out again from the coal mine in west virginia where four miners are missing after that explosion that killed at least 25 people. according to safety officials, the rescue teams were heading to a refuge chamber, where they hoped to find the missing miners, but those rescue operators then discovered signs of fire and smoke in the mines. they were then ordered to retreat immediately. this, by the way, is the third time sense monday that the rescuers have been pulled back because of the dangerous conditions. another story we want to bring to your attention from afghanistan, nato officials confirming that a u.s. air force aircraft has crashed in southeastern afghanistan, killing three service members, as well as one government contractor. they were injured and taken to a military base for treatment. taliban spokesmen claiming the militants shot down the aircraft, but nato is saying only that the crash is under investigation. again, that aircraft killed three service members happening overnight in afghanistan. back to your calls. the focus of the first 45 minutes is on t
as a result of this. >> okay, i hear you, buddy. you are working the crowd yourself. here we go with virginia senator george allen on a somewhat more dangerous road he took in terms of language. let's listen. >> this fellow over here with the yellow shirt, macaque, or whatever his haim is, he's with my opponent so let's give a welcome to macaque here, welcome to america and the real world of virginia. >> you know, clarence before that happened i thought george allen had it all. an incredibly famous name. his father was a very popular football coach here in l.a. and also back in washington. he had the religious people with his, the conservatives with him. and he makes a comment that most people took as racial. >> that's true. i was surprised, too, by how much he plummeted afterwards. partly because how he handled it. not just the weird word, macaca in itself. i don't disagree with michael in regard to the word "bigot" being awfully strong in regard to this woman. immigration is a big issue, a hot issue right now in england. a lot of working-class voters are, indeed, upset about it. maybe they
. this is the trial of petty officer second class jonathan keefe of new yorktown, virginia. they don't want his picture shown because it's in special operation. use accused of dereliction of duty. he's chose to go have the case heard by the judge and there won't be a jury as in the case of julio huertas. jane: and huertas was found not guilty. does that mean the possibility of acquittal is pretty high for the others? >> reporter: it's possible. the biggest concern would be for matthew mccabe, he's the navy seal actually accused of punching the prisoner in the stomach. mccabe's attorney says the case has been laid out in the trial of huertas and in the trial of keefe and the jury didn't believe the allegations in the last trial. mc-- i'm sorry, huertas was found not guilty so he's sure keefe and mccain will also be found not guilty and he talked with me this morning about mccabe's reaction to the acquittal of huertas. let's listen. >> i woke up yesterday to an effusive e-mail from my client, he was shouting and overjoyed, and he anticipates keefe will meet the same result as will he, he's very c
accident we saw in west virginia, so far, visiting more than 30 mines owned by massey energy. after looking into mines in west virginia, kentucky and virginia, the inspectors found more than 60 serious safety violations, inside they found problems with conveyor belts and allowing coal dust to pile up on three occasions just sin the accident. that explosion killed 29 at the company's upper big branch mine in west virginia. jon: so how are you feeling? you're a consumer, and there are new numbers just out this morning on consumer sentiments in america, numbers that are both surprising and disappointing in some ways. consumer sentiment fell to its lowest level since november of last year, despite improvement in some other economic indicators. james rosen is in washington to explain what all of this means for us. james. >> reporter: what it means, jon, the prevailing mood of the american consumer right now would appear to be defined by anxiety. based on this survey of 500 households conducted by the university of michigan's consumer survey center, american consumers over the last two weeks have
in federal court in virginia. will they face trial in the united states? and this woman thought she did what was best for her health, but she says she lost her job because of it. so she's being discriminated against because of what's in her dna. pamela will tell us her story next. jane: what would be the reasoning in your mind? >> you know what? i don't know that. i can't tell you what they're thinking. jane: gary, what has the company told you? >> well, as is true of many employers, they claim it was due to her performance. now, the fact is she was an outstanding employee, and two weeks before she made this disclosure, they said if they had to get rid of everyone in the marketing department except one, she would be the one that they kept -- jane: so she had gotten good reviews. >> absolutely. jane: and then they gave her a bad review? >> well, when she returned, she started with a lot of negative reviews and then finally she was fired. this, unfortunately, is not an uncommon story in situations like this. jane: gary, give me your thoughts, though, on what would be the reasoning. there seems
at reagan national airport and we will be in the mid-40's throughout much of virginia. we will have clouds this morning. our forecast today will be partly sunny and near 70 degrees. it will and more on the severe weather for the weekend coming up. george? >> thanks, heidi. >>> now, to a new controversy from "south park," that long-running cartoon series on comedy central. the show's been able to offend just about every group you can think of with its sick jokes. now, it's got something more serious. as dan harris reports, "south park's" spoof of the prophet mohammed, is drawing death threats. >> reporter: "south park," the satirical cartoon popular with young people, is known for being zealously offensive. jesus fighting santa claus. they've taken on jews, mormons and scientologists, too. you name a sacred cow. and the creators, trey parker and matt stone, have morked it. but when the prophet mohammed was portrayed in a bear costume, it was on a website that stone and parker could end up like muslim extremists. during this week's episode, when mohammed was supposed to appear again. he was
to be at a memorial service at some time so for the people that died in virginia from the mine explosion. what are we learning about that? >> he is going to west virginia to celebrate the 29 lives that were lost. here he'll meet privately with family members and deliver the eulogy. he will not dwell on the poor state of mine safety in the country. he believes the disaster was a failure of management. he said also it was a failure, quote, of oversight and laws written with loopholes they allowed unsafe conditions to continue. president ordered inspectors to check out other mines with poor safety records and review how the health and safety administration operates. >>> thank you so much. >> a whole lot of attention on e-mails by a senate committee investigating the financial meltdown. top executives at goldman sacks claim their firnlt made money from the housing collapse. that they profit, at least for a time, from betting those packaged bundles would lose value. the ceo saying in one e-mail dated from november, 2007. of course we lost money, but then we made more than we lost because of shorts. shorts
miners that died in the mine explosion earlier this month in west virginia. the president, along with the vice president, joe biden, going to attend a public service to remember the dead at 3:30. a controversy over that tough immigration law, still pretty intense out there. a couple hundred people rallied saturday, expect to see more protests in the coming days and weeks. like we say, as always, time to hand it over to candy crowley and "state of the union" for starts right now. >>> in election years, april can sound a lot like november. it sure did this week as the senate moved toward a test vote on financial industry reform, democrats through a changeup, signaling that climate change, scheduled to be next would be set aside for immigration reform. pictures like these testify to the power of the issue. protesters took to the streets in arizona when republican governor, jan brewer, signed a measure that requires police officers to question anyone suspected to be an illegal immigrant. more demonstrations are scheduled for this afternoon. brewer in a tough primary race says washing
of independents flocking to the polls, who have given victories to republicans in virginia, new jersey and massachusetts. this rasmussen poll released last week showed the majority of americans identify more with the policy and issues that are coming from tea party activists and grass roots activists more so than with the stuff come going the democratic congress. i say absolutely not only are the tea parties having an impact generally but huge impact as far as stupak resigning. they can say it didn't matter, but it did. all signs point to yes. >> greta: it is sort of stunning, slowly coming around to the fact that the tea party movement has an impact. majority leader any hoyer saying -- saying that members of congress would go home and get yelled at, at these town hall meetings, they dismissed the people who are part of tea party movement. now you see the tea party movement is getting big headliners, governor palin, fiorina in california april 15th. now the tea party movement is getting a lot of respect. >> yes, absolutely. i think for a really longtime those who were trying to negate
that one particular group charged with attacking ships off the coast of africa was transported to virginia for trial. we just didn't get a chance to see all of the coverage of their arrival. >> happening today, 11 suspected pirates are in the courtroom in norfolk virginia. the suspected pirates are accused of attacking u.s. naval ships near somalia. >> bret: too easy. thanks for inviting us into your home tonight. that is it for this "special report." fair, balanced, and unafraid.
. >> sean: an explosion at a west virginia mine has left seven miners dead and 19 unaccounted for. the ap reports that the blast occurred at around 3 p.m. this afternoon at the massey energy upper big branch mine, 30 miles outside of charleston. state and federal teams are on the scene and are working to locate the missing miners. also getting word from the white house that president obama has spoken to the governor of west virginia over the phone. more details on this developing story and fox news will continue to keep you updated throughout the night. meanwhile, democrats in congress can't seem to stop talking about the tea party nation. last week one representative compared member of the tea party movement to segregationists and then there's this. >> tea party people are kind of like without robes and hoods. they have really shown a very hard-core, angry side of america that is against any type of diversity. and we saw opposition to african-americans, hostility towards gays. anybody who wasn't just, you know a clone of george wallace's fan club. i'm afraid they've taken over the republ
, georgia, kentucky, mississippi, north carolina, oklahoma, south carolina, tennessee, texas, virginia, and west virginia. [applause] i would like to give it a big applause to all of these states because of their health is what made this possible. -- their help is what made this possible. [applause] some of you may have seen our next honored guest on line in his gut c. youtube and videos. -- his gutsy youtube videos. he called nancy pelosi and barack obama on the carpet [no audio]. this man was first elected by a special election, and overwhelmingly reelected in 2008, and things to his dedication to conservatism. he has championed ethical reforms andraditional family values. he vigorously served the people of his district on the north and south shores of lake pontchartrain, keeping communication lines open with them, holding a town hall meetings, a lead of them within his first three months of office. please give a warm welcome to congressman steven sculley -- steve scalisi. >> i wanted to welcome you all to new orleans, not just those of you from this region, but all around the south.
. >>> the only number one seed left in the tournament is duke. duke gets west virginia in the later game. we saw coach k. there. the final four, these are our staff picks. by staff, i mean, a couple people sitting around this morning at 3:00. >> oh, cool. >> wie got butler -- >> that's just you, right? >> me and jen and casey. like three people. >> oh, sweet. >> butler beating -- >> very scientific. >> it is. and duke -- west virginia, perhaps, the sent mental favorite among many americans against duke. >> my assistant from west virginia and she is just ecstatic. >> the winner, we went with our hearts on this one, the hometown favorite, butler bulldogs. it's not anything against duke. all you duke fans can relax. i understand, chris, we're getting some really long e-mails from duke fans. >> what? >> usually the nasty e-mails are one or two lines. look at how long this person's e-mail is. this is literally -- >> that's bold. >> and they attack me and pete. but the part i'm going to read is about willie. you failed to do your job properly and offer objectivity and balance. it's way too late for yo
for the recent coal mine explosion in west virginia. his comments run just over five minutes. on april 5, the united states suffered the worst mine disaster in more than a generation. 29 lives were lost, community have been upended. during this painful time, all of us are mourning with the people of montcoal and whitesville and the coal river valley. the people of west virginia are in our prayers. we need a little more than prayers. we owe them accountability, we owe them with assurance that when they go to work every day, when they enter that dark mine they are not alone. they ought to know that the company is doing what they need to do to protect them and a government that's looking out for their safety. in the immediate aftermath of the tragedy, i asked the officials standing with me, labor secretary hilda solis and joe maine and kevin strickland to lead an investigation into what caused the explosion at massey energy company's upper big branch mine. i asked them to report back with preliminary findings this week. we just concluded that the investigation is ongoing and there's still a
administration halted development. the last week they opened virginia's coastal areas for offshore drilling. but mostly delayed until 2012. you know the environmentalists who have more time to sue, up until 2012, in our mail list source of concern about the world's environment that they would rather see less responsible countries develop resources and ignore our stringent environmental regulations. they would rather see the other countries develop. this gives them more time to sue. meanwhile, the northeast atlantic coast is closed. the number alaska rich area is cancelled. drilling along the pacific coast with 10 billion barrels of oil and 18 trillion cubic feet of cleaner-burning natural gas waiting to be tapped, now that is prohibited. now we're going to study the south atlantic in parts of the gulf of mexico and a couple other areas. my goodness, these areas have been studied to death. apparently, the interior department reviewed almost 50 studies and decided government needs even more to collect more dust on the shelves, more studies. as a governor and as an oil and gas commissioner a d
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